Barbados Proposes Removal of Queen Elizabeth as Head of State

  December 15, 2015 at 8:43 am by

Politicians on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean have announced they are planning to have Queen Elizabeth II removed as the country’s head of state, a move they hope will take place on November 30 next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their independence.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is behind the push, having recently stated that it was “a little awkward” in 2015 for the country’s citizens to pledge allegiance to the Queen instead of to Barbados. A constitutional amendment – yet to be confirmed by both segments of parliament – is required to officially make the change, which would see the country become the sixteenth to drop the British monarch as their head of state during Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Buckingham Palace issued a brief statement saying the matter is “for the government and people of Barbados.”

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh during their tour of Barbados, February 1966

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5 Responses to Barbados Proposes Removal of Queen Elizabeth as Head of State

  1. Jean Scott-Darr says:

    WHY?

  2. Archie1954 says:

    Having the queen as the Head of State is a wonderful benefit. It makes a nation stand above the crowd. There are too many venal, grasping politicians posing as presidents and heads of state to ever want one as the top politician in the nation. The Queen stands head and shoulders above politics and that is Her strength. She is there for one purpose, to represent the right of the people to competent and beneficial rule. When She asks a question of a Prime Minister, he had better know the correct answer. There is no sounder democratic system than Constitutional Monarchy. Separating the power from the authority was a truly a genius move!

  3. Joan Hart says:

    Their loss. There is probably some despot waiting in the wings…

  4. Giovanni says:

    not a wise move as seen elsewhere…

  5. Diana Lucia Zotescu says:

    So a new dictatorship, that of Barbados, is in the making.. God prev ent!

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